Our top priority: Making dangerous land safe again
PeaceTrees Vietnam’s core work is sponsoring the clearance of landmines and other unexploded ordnance (UXO) in Quang Tri Province in Central Vietnam. Four PeaceTrees explosive ordnance disposal teams work throughout the year clearing UXO from fields, schoolyards, roadsides and gardens.
Step by step since 1995, we have achieved remarkable results. We have removed nearly 100,000 dangerous landmines, bombs, mortar shells and grenades from close to 1,000 acres of land. Farmers can once again plow their fields without fear and feed their families. Children can play carefree and walk safely through the countryside. Towns can expand with new houses and schools, building on land clear of danger. Learn how we help victims of UXO accidents.
2017 Accomplishments—January to July
In 2017 alone, or EOD teams have accomplished the following:
- 1439 unexploded bombs and landmines cleared
- 285,916 square meters (70.7 acres) cleared
- 815 EOD team field responses
- 7,810 people benefited from Mine Risk Education
- 35,436 individuals who benefited from our work